Nissan Motorsports aka Nismo has released the official Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 that meets all FIA GT3 regulations and will be eligible to race. While this is the all new 2013 model, the 2012 model has already been victorious around the world. It has participated in the SUPER GT series, Super Taikyu, British GT Championship and the GT Cup after been entered by NDDP RACING. By recording all the data from these races, Nismo engineers have been able to study the numbers to make this 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 one of the best sports car to date.
A quick update here from Switzer tuning, the Nissan GT-R R1KX “Red Katana” has just ran its best quarter mile in 8.97 seconds at 163 miles per hour. They tested the car at Norwalk, Ohio’s Summit Motorsports Park and this is an unbelievable record for a car that can still be a daily driver. Switzer has proved that the godzilla Nissan GTR is one of the most impressive vehicles of the 21st century.
A few new goodies have been released by Switzer Performance for their Nissan GTR line of tuning kits. This one is specifically called the P600 PKG, and offers a minor boost from the factory 545 HP to now 600 horsepower. The increase comes from new high flow air filters, a SS90 high performance exhaust and ECU software tuning. Even though this power increase is modest, the Nissan GTR still benefits from the kit with a 0 to 62 mph acceleration time of only 2.6 seconds.
The all new Ultimate Street Edition for the Nissan GT-R has been released by Switzer Performance. This package is for the daily driver who wants the power when needed, but still have the smooth feel of a stock GTR. They have tuning programs for the R35 GT-R consisting of 700, 800, 900 and even 1,200 horsepower packages like the R1KX. However, this Ultimate Street Edition offers the best of both worlds. It has 1,000+ horses, yet won’t overheat in traffic, require frequent maintenance, nor need special race gas to run smoothly.
With all the buzz about the Nissan Juke this past year, the world premiere for the Nissan Juke Nismo edition should have fans at the edge of their seats. Especially since the debut will take place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race from June 13th through the 17th. The concept was first seen on display at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, and this performance model will be the first to enter production in a series of new Nissan Nismo cars.
It is finally here, the Nisan GTR Nismo GT3 race car that was put together by JR Motorsports. It has been under construction since 2011 and has gone through numerous tests to reach perfection. The Nismo GTR is powered by the factory 3.8-liter twin turbo, however the V6 delivering 530 PS will only go to one drive axle instead of the stock AWD. This will make the Nissan sports car much faster for racing conditions, while the aerodynamics will help the handling as well. While this isn’t the fastest Nissan GTR ever built, it is one of the most appealing in terms of styling.
Fox Marketing has announced their plans to tune the Nissan Juke crossover which has become popular among tuning companies this past year. Even Nissan has announced a Super Juke-R version they are currently working on that will carry the same twin turbo V6 engine and all-wheel-drive platform as the Nissan GTR super car. While Fox Marketing waits out the arrival of the Nissan Juke-R they plan to customize the original 1.6-liter engine with a large turbo kit to increase the power up to 400 HP.
We never saw this one coming, but with all the positive results of the Nissan Juke sales, Nissan has announced plans of a Super Juke. It is rumored to hold a 480 horsepower engine, which would most likely be the same 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 found in the Nissan GTR. If so, this slightly de-tuned Super Juke will still blow the tops off of any regular Nissan Juke tuning projects. Just check out the official sketch that hit the web this past week, showing a Nissan Juke sporting a new wide body kit, Nissan GT-R style alloy wheels, hood vents similar to the GT-R, and a rear wing.
The Stillen tuning company has announced a new supercharger kit for the Nissan 370Z to boost the performance. It’s been a while since we have seen any tuners tackle the Nissan sport car or the Infiniti G37, but this package looks promising. When installed on the 3.7-liter powerplant, it is said to increase the power output to around 500 horses. Stillen has comfirmed that the Nissan 370Z kit meets the California Air Resources Board regulations, and is completely legal in the United States.
We now have the true Godzilla in town, the AMS tuned Nissan GT-R has set the standard for all GTR owners with a record quarter mile time of just 9.052 seconds at 166.7 mph. Called the ALPHA 12, this insane car produces an amazing 1,309 horsepower with 994 lb-ft of torque to the all wheel drive Nissan GTR R35. The AMS Performance tuning company still plans to improve the ALPHA 12 GTR track times when the weather and track conditions improve. This was set in 90 degree heat, which we all know takes a toll on performance when it gets that hot outside. Pricing for the ALPHA 12 is not yet available, however we do know that the ALPHA 10 kit for the Nissan GT-R boosts the ouput to 1,000 HP on 93 octane, and costs $63,995. Prepare yourself to be blown away with the video after the jump.
The tuners from AMS Performance have put together the ultimate package so far for the Nissan GT-R called the Alpha 9. Coming close to many of the Bugatti Veyron’s world records, the new GT-R kit catapults the stock 530 horsepower to an amazing 800 crank hp with a few major upgrades. These include new billet wheel ball bearing turbos, new turbo inlet pipes, a larger front mount intercooler, 90 mm exhaust system, custom calibrated MAF sensors, and new ECU tuning to keep everything running smooth. The Nissan GT-R is now able to run the 1/4 mile in 9.95 seconds seconds at 141 mph, which set a new pump gas R35 GTR quarter mile record. Pricing for this package starts at $21,999 USD, however we are sure they will continue to improve it to eventually push close to 1,000 horsepower, and beat all the current Bugatti records at a fraction of the cost.